Aberaeron batsmen outscore hosts

Saturday 15th August 2020 2:45 pm
Steffan Rees made 46 for Aberaeron.

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Aberystwyth II (160 for 9) lost to Aberaeron (218 for 6) by 58 runs

ABERYSTWYTH’s batsmen ran out of overs as they fell 58 runs short against in-form Aberaeron, after the visiting team had set a target of 218 for 6 at Y Geufron.

After winning the toss, Aberaeron captain Hywel Rees elected to bat first, and openers John Fice and Jacob Jenkinson made good progress in their partnership.

Jacobson was run out by Titus Mathew for 21, having struck a four and a six, and fellow opener Fice went on to strike eight boundaries, before retiring not out on 68.

Steff Rees, batting at number three, also weighed in with 4 fours and a big six, before he was finally caught for 46 by Austin Thomas, off a Jon Thomas delivery.

Bowler Anthony Evans trapped skipper Hywel Rees lbw for 2, but the hard-hitting Chris Strange typically boosted the run rate with 4 fours and 3 sixes, before he was bowled out just one run short of his half century by Zaid Khan for 49.

Khan (2 for 30 from 7 overs) also had Neil Snowdon caught for 3 by Jim Vaughan, but Josh Roper (8 not out) and Bleddyn Thomas (9 not out) were at the crease at the end of the visitors’ 40 overs.

Roper then enjoyed success with the ball as he had opener Steffan Davies caught by Steff Rees for 3, and number three bat Jon Thomas caught for 12 by Jacob Jenkinson, as Roper returned of 2 for 22 from 9 overs,3 maidens.

Opening batsman Vaughan made 24 runs, before he was caught and bowled by Neil Snowdon, and Nigel Salmon put on a further 21, before Chris Strange took a catch from the bowling of Ariff Saad.

Khan provided the most resistance with a good knock of 42, before he was caught by Snowdon off Saad, who also dismissed Ioan Morris for 4 in his return of 3 for 23 from 6 overs, with 3 maidens.

Bleddyn Thomas (3 for 10 from 6 overs, with 3 maidens) claimed three quick wickets, before Austin Thomas finished on 26 not out at the end of the innings, with Aberystwyth finishing on 160 for 9.Tywyn (158) lost to Aberystwyth (171 for 7) by 13 runsTYWYN fell just short in a friendly match at the Marian, Dolgellau, on Sunday as Aberystwyth came out on top by the margin of 13 runs in their 40 over match.After being put in to bat by Tywyn captain Dave Jenkins, the visitors totalled a promising 171 for 7, with Tywyn's batsmen then being all out for 158 in the end. Aber’s openers Anthony Burrell and Iwan Roberts had a good steady partnership, before Burrell was dismissed for 25, when he was bowled by Richard Rees. Roberts went on to reach a half century, hitting a six and 4 fours in his side’s top score of 61, before being caught by Gruff Llywelyn, from bowler Callum Taylor. There were other double figure contributions from Mel Jones with 26 and Zaid Khan 18 as they finished on 171 for 7. For Tywyn, Jenkins claimed 3 wickets for 36 from his 8 overs, and Taylor took 2 for 36, also from 8 overs. Rees had 9 overs, 1 for 29, and Ed Hughes 3 overs, 1 for 6. Jack Mynard, 7 overs for 25 runs, and Llywelyn, 5 overs for 35, were the other bowlers used. There was a catch apiece for Matthew Maslin and Ted Hughes. The highlight of the Tywyn reply was a partnership of 106 for the 4th wicket between Jack Mynard and opener Richard Rees, taking the score from 29 for 3 to 135 for 4, at which Rees was caught and bowled by skipper Ted Trewella, having made 38 runs, including 3 boundaries.Mynard progressed to his fifty, striking 8 fours, in a good knock of 61 until he was caught off the bowling of Trewella.Opener Callum Taylor made 10, but no other batsman reached double figures as Tywyn closed on 158, to lose by 13 runs.Steffan Davies held 2 excellent catches while Trewella took 5 for 29 from 6.1 overs. He was supported by Dafydd Roberts with 3 for 24 from 9 overs and Mel Jones 1 for 27 from 7, with Zaid Khan and keeper Dylan Jenkins holding catches.

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